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How to bake the Best Homemade Bread

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How to bake the Best Homemade Bread. This is an easy bread recipe made with simple ingredients you will have at home.

The Ultimate Guide to Baking Bread With Yeast

What is the secret to making good bread?

Egg wash turns the bread golden and gives a softer crust. Milk washes in the last few minutes are good for a sandwich-style loaf and give a glossy brown, soft crust. Brush loaves or rolls with oil or water and roll in seeds or grains to coat before baking. The oil softens the crust, water keeps it crisper.

Why is my homemade bread so dense?

Dense or heavy bread can be the result of not kneading the dough long enough. Mixing the salt and yeast together or Losing patience in the middle of molding your bread and there is not enough tension in your finished loaf before baking.

What does milk do for bread?

Milk creates bread that is richer and has a more velvety texture. Milk makes a softer crust that will brown more quickly due to the sugar and butterfat in milk. Milk also improves the keeping quality of bread and contributes nutrients.

Yield: 2

How to bake the Best Homemade Bread

2 bread loafs baked at home

Here is all you need to know about making the perfect and most delicious loaf of Homemade Yeast White Bread

Mix and Knead Time 13 minutes
Proof Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Bake Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 3 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1½ tsp yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 35ml oil
  • 300ml warm water

Instructions

Sift all dry ingredients together.

Add the yeast and mix through.

Add oil and water and make a soft dough.

Knead for 8 minutes and place in a well oiled dish.

Cover with cling wrap and leave to rest for 60 minutes

Then gently punch it down and place in a well greased baking tin.

Again cover for 30 minutes.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180C / 350F degrees for 20 minutes

Enjoy with a huge dollop of real butter

Notes

Prepared, tried and tested by JJennifer Govender Bisnath from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes From Home Chefs

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 296Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 0mgSodium 101mgCarbohydrates 52gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 7g

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2 thoughts on “How to bake the Best Homemade Bread”

    • Hi Cherie, The smell of baking bread wafting through the house, is something that I will always love. I will bake bread every day just for the smell of freshly baked bread. Do not get me wrong, I love to eat it as well, but it does not like me, so I have to be cautious of bread

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